Earlier this week, I had a stressful day at work. I don’t think that my job is stressful on its own, but I tend to know how to push my own hot buttons. It’s not that I’m a perfectionist; my condo is far too messy for that to be true. But, when I know that I could have done better on something… I tend to take a guilt trip to the moon and back.
As I drove home from my hectic day, country music blaring from my speakers, I felt the need to turn on something that would get me out of the funk of not being as good as I think. Naturally, my mind went to its immediate ego comfort food: rap music.
Someone once told me that they couldn’t get into rap because they felt like they didn’t fit the stereo typical listener. Which… I get. I’m your 5’2″ blond hair, blue-eyed, cowboy-boot-wearing rap music fan. Going against the grain over here.
But, there is *something* about rap music that is hard to replicate in other genres.
Like when I’m feeling at a low point and I need a reminder that faced against all odds, I can still succeed…
“So here I go it’s my shot. Feet fail me not, this may be the only opportunity that I got.” ~Eminem
Or, when I hit writer’s block and I move around a gazillion different words until a sentence finally makes sense…
“I switched up the flow, but I’m still right.” - Nicki Minaj
Then, when I go to crossfit and I look at a 100# bar… can I get that up in the air?
“Do it big and let the small fall under that.” - Lil’ Wayne
Yep, got it. Thanks Lil’ Wayne. And, of course, when I was 25, I walked around shouting out Drake lyrics because it was so relevant to my life…
“Twenty five sitting on 25 mill.” ~Drake
Oh wait, no… that didn’t happen…
*What music gets you out of a funk?